December has arrived in all its frosty, grey, festive glory. Carols will be sung, Christmas trees dressed and halls decked; turkeys will be stuffed, champagne sipped and advent calendars opened. Then, of course, there are the gifts.
The pressure of procuring the perfect present for your loved one to unwrap on Christmas morning can send even the most sensible into a frenzy. This problem only becomes more pronounced upon entering the realm of the high-net-worth recipient. The question is: what do you get the man who has everything?
Fortunately, there is no shortage of spectacular luxury Christmas gifts for him – and Spear’s has sought out some of the very best. Whether he is a cufflinks connoisseur, watch aficionado, or a fellow with a flair for fashion, these are some of the very best presents available.
Highlights include an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding, Garrard Fanfare Symphony Diamond and Mother of Pearl Cufflinks and Chiltern Firehouse x George Cortina pyjamas.
This gift guide for him will be updated throughout December so check back for further inspiration. Searching for something for the woman in your life? The ultimate luxury festive gift guide for her is bursting with ideas.
Luxury watch gifts for him
Patek Philippe Calatrava Date Yellow Gold Watch 5227J-001
With its pure lines, the Calatrava is recognised as one of the finest symbols of the Patek Philippe style. Supremely elegant, it charms each new generation of watch lovers by its timeless understated perfection.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding
The watchmaker says of this exquisite design: ‘The black ceramic body and black “Grande Tapisserie” dial of this 34 mm selfwinding timepiece are illuminated with pink gold accents, including the Manufacture’s latest applied gold signature.’
A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk Minute Repeater
The Zeitwerk Minute Repeater is the first mechanical wristwatch with a jumping numerals display and a decimal minute repeater. This honey gold model features a grey dial crafted from solid silver. There are only 30 in existence, only available in Lange boutiques. Click the link below for more information.
Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Retrograde Day-Date in 950 platinum
‘With its original combination of retrograde complications evoking the iconoclastic displays of the 1920s and 1930s, the new Patrimony retrograde day-date in 950 platinum with a salmon-toned dial perpetuates a refined style,’ the brand says of this breathtaking model. ‘Elegance and technicality are highlighted by a dial colour exclusively associated with timepieces featuring a 950 platinum case.’
Girard-Perregaux Neo Constant Escapement
In 2013, Girard-Perregaux released the Constant Escapement L.M. to critical acclaim and won the ‘Aiguille D’Or’ at the GPHG (Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève) in the same year. The Neo Constant Escapement is the latest evolution, incorporating an array of aesthetic and technical advancements. w
Luxury fashion and accessories gifts for him
Arthur Sleep Raspberry Suede Pintuck Tassel Driving Shoe
Experience the intersection of luxury, functionality and comfort with this Arthur Sleep driving shoe. The tassels and elegant silhouette elevate these shoes and give them the versatility and sophistication to excel outside the driver’s seat, with anything from summer suits to casual wear.
Garrard Fanfare Symphony Diamond and Mother of Pearl Cufflinks
For an elegant, beautifully crafted finishing touch to his outfit, the Garrard Fanfare Symphony Cufflinks radiate outwards from round diamonds. A precious and playful addition to his wardrobe, the cufflinks are inlaid with white mother of pearl and accented with pavé diamonds.
Boucheron Quatre Black Ring (Large)
Make a statement with this black and white gold creation from Boucheron’s Quatre collection. The Clou de Paris in black PVD, double Godron and Grosgrain in white gold all enhance the brilliance of the ring. The brand adds: ‘an architectural design and urban style that testify to the avant-garde spirit of Boucheron.’
Tom Ford Crocodile Reversible T Ridge Belt
Tom Ford’s T Ridge belt plays on the styling of the covetable T Icon. As fans of the must-have accessory will know, the belt is built around a sleek and distinctive ‘T’ motif in reference to the designer’s initial; upon the Ridge version, subtle texture is built into the hardware to offer further dimension.
Luxury little extra gifts for him
Talisker Glacial Edge 45-Year-Old
For the connoisseurs seeking the extraordinary, indulge in the pinnacle of Talisker craftsmanship. Talisker Glacial Edge 45-Year-Old, a Single Malt Scotch whisky finished in ice-fractured casks. Breaking new ground in whisky craft and a first for Talisker, casks were exposed to the glacial elements to allow the extreme cold winds and ice to fracture the wood. These fractured casks provide an increased surface area for the whisky to interact with during the finishing period in Scotland, and unearthed a new, resilient depth of the Talisker character.
Geoffrey Parker Luxury Poker Chip Set
Bring some extra flair to his next poker night with this handsome Dauphine leather bound attachécase. The case comes equipped with 600 professional clay poker chips, and four decks of ‘Bee’ playing cards in poker game size.
Chiltern Firehouse x George Cortina (Anderson & Sheppard) Pyjamas
Created in collaboration with renowned fashion stylist George Cortina, long-time guest of both Chiltern Firehouse and its sister property Chateau Marmont in Hollywood. Produced by one of London’s most legendary Saville Row tailor, Anderson & Sheppard. These cotton pyjamas are not only unisex, but are elegant enough to be worn even outside the bedroom.
The brainchild of The Good, The Bad and The Rugby co-hosts Mike Tindall, James Haskell and Alex Payne, Blackeye Gin is a new premium spirits brand aiming to make a difference. The gin is infused with botanicals sourced from major rugby-playing nations around the world and boasts a subtle citrus profile with subtle florals. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Blackeye Rugby Fund, which aims to ensure the future of the sport through making it safer for players
carpo Winter Wonderland hamper (large)
The premium hand-picked nuts, handcrafted chocolate, and aromatic coffee brand carpo has launched a mouth-watering Christmas hamper collection. This extravagant large Winter Wonderland offering is filled with enough treats to satisfy even the biggest festive sweet tooth.
Luxury experience gifts for him
Rosewood London Cocktail Masterclass at Scarfes Bar
Every cocktail enthusiast needs to know how to shake (or stir) their favourite tipple at home. In this cocktail masterclass for two, the talented mixologists at Scarfes Bar will teach how to make the classics, and some of the signature creations served at Scarfes.
£1,200 for two, rosewoodhotels.com
Silversea Galapagos Expedition Cruise
Silversea offers a San Cristobal Galapagos to San Cristobal Galapagos door-to-door per guest for seven days (20 – 27 April 2024) onboard Silver Origin. The price includes private executive transfers, international flights, hotel, charter flights, food and beverage on board, butler service, shore excursions and expedition gear.
Remember: the Spear’s ultimate gift guide for him will be updated throughout November and December so check back for more inspiration